Mercedes-Benz Appoints Vyankatesh Kulkarni as Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz India announced on Monday that it has appointed Vyankatesh Kulkarni as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2022. Kulkarni will be responsible for production and supply-related functions, including the company’s transformation journey towards electrification, digitalization and technology-driven future smart manufacturing prowess.

”Kulkarni has successfully managed many important global projects at MBRDI in the areas of planning, simulations, engineering, quality and supply chain. At Mercedes-Benz India, he will draw on the strong localization skills of our world-class manufacturing plant and related resources,” Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk said in a statement.

Kulkarni joined Mercedes Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) in 2008 and has been instrumental in developing strategies and establishing the “International Technology Center for Manufacturing and Supply Chain”. Prior to Mercedes Benz Research & Development India, Vyankatesh worked with leading automotive companies, such as TATA Motors-Technologies and Maruti Suzuki India.

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